Film, Prophecy and Culture
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Walsh, Brian
Course Code: 
First Semester
One Credit
Toronto (St George Campus)

Humans are story-telling animals. We find our identity, our memory, our vision and our meaning through the narratives of our lives. While the church has been a foundational story telling institution in our lives, it has clearly been eclipsed in the last half century by various forms of mass media, and most notably through cinema. In this course we will use the Toronto International Film Festival as our classroom. Engaging in a two way dialogue between film and Christian theology, students will develop a biblically theological understanding of contemporary film. We will explore the prophetic, pastoral, liturgical and theological contribution that contemporary cinema can make to Christian reflection and praxis in a late modern socio-historical context.  The text for this course will be:   Roy Anker, Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies ( Eerdmans, 2004) 
Sherry Coman is co-teaching this course with Brian Walsh.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2012
Fall 2011
Enrolment Notes: 
Deadline for Registration:  July 30, 2012
Schedule Notes: 
Various times during the Toronto International Film Festival September 2012; irregular meetings for the rest of the term according to class availability.
Additional Notes: 
Withdrawal Deadline:  August 20, 2012
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